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First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in the U.S., What Now?

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A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced yesterday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. At that time, the individual did not have symptoms, but several days later, he began to feel ill. He went to a local emergency department, but was discharged and went home. As he continued to be symptomatic, he went to the emergency department of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where is was admitted and isolated on Sunday.

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Ebola: What Is It and Who Is at Risk?

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Born in Sierra Leone, Mafudia Suaray, a family physician at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is helping to raise awareness about the disease. She answers some of the common questions about this new international health crisis.

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Companies Worldwide Could Learn From Pope’s Management Style

Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching accused prelates from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales believes he is setting an example that companies across the globe should follow.

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Twitch the Knots Away

Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide pain relief.

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Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It

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Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research

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Expert: Ride-Share App SideCar Now Counts Richard Branson as Investor & Fan

Expert can speak on the latest round of funding of SideCar, a disruptive ride-sharing app, including Richard Branson’s participation as investor. Rich Levandov, a partner in Avalon Ventures, one of the venture capital firms behind the new $15M round of funding of SideCar, has decades of experience in funding promising early-stage companies and can describe what features make a startup worth investing in, especially in the areas of IT and biotech.

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'The Process by Which Drugs Are Discovered and Developed Will Be Fundamentally Different in the Future'

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Over the past several decades, Michael Kinch of Washington University in St. Louis says, the pharmaceutical industry has managed to dismantle itself. “It’s done a really efficient job of it,” he said. In a provocative series of articles and interviews, Kinch, the director of the Center for Research Innovation in Business at the university, has been describing the history of this dismantling and its implications for the future of medicine. The inescapable conclusion is that “The process by which drugs are discovered and developed will be fundamentally different in the future,” he says.

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National Health Org Unveils “A Day in the Life of Lewy Body Dementia”

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you suffered from dementia other than Alzheimer’s disease? Wonder no more. The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), today, unveils what might be a typical day in the life for caregivers and their loved ones who suffer with Lewy body dementia (LBD), a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. LBD families have unique challenges that differ from Alzheimer’s, and awareness is needed by healthcare professionals and the general public to better support them. Judy picks out Bob’s clothes every morning and helped him dress. After a slow, unsteady walk down the stairs, he takes the medicine Judy doles out and later “helps” her dry the breakfast dishes. They go out together some days to run errands, but everything takes longer now because of Bob’s confusion, muscle stiffness, and slow, shuffling walk. Sometimes he can zip his coat up on the first try, but there are days he doesn’t understand

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Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders

How can a seemingly healthy child have a genetic disorder? Divya Vats, MD, medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and is a staff physician at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Santa Monica Outpatient Care Center explains how newborn screening works and why it can prevent lifelong disability—and even save a child’s life.

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University Film Project Leads Assault on Campus Sexual Assault

Student films support White House message to change behavior.

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